Replacement of rabbit pyrogen testing by an alternative test for plasma derived medicinal products

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Reference number CHMP/BWP/452081/07
Published 23/04/2009
Effective from 01/11/2009
Keywords Plasma derived medicinal products, rabbit pyrogen testing, bacterial endotoxin test, LAL test, monocyte activation test
Description This document lays down the requirements to be addressed in any justification for use of a test for bacterial endotoxins as an alternative to a test for pyrogens for plasma derived medicinal products. It specifically, addresses the LAL-testing related issues, process related considerations, clinical considerations and regulatory aspects to be considered when replacing the test for pyrogens by an alternative test.

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In operation: 01/11/2009–present


Published: 23/04/2009


Published: 05/12/2007

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